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How to Do a Budget Trip to GOA

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If you have ever visited GOA, you would understand why it is so popular with Indian tourists. It is one of India’s best, most beautiful and most popular tourist attractions, not just because of its beaches, but also because of its nice weather, vibrant nightlife, tasty seafood, exciting water activities, and more. Even 10,000 words would be insufficient to describe the beautiful city of Goa if we started from the beginning. There are numerous reasons for Indians to visit this great destination. 

Goa seems very pleasant but is it pleasant for your bank account also?  If it is not we will have to make it a budget trip in Goa; so here are some tips for how to make your Goa trip more pocket friendly.

HOW TO REACH

Try flying to one of the major cities and then taking a train to Goa; trains are more frequent, economical, and more pleasant for a trip down South. You’ll be treated to a beautiful vista along the journey, and you’ll be able to soak in the beach feel. When it comes to spending money, a trip to Goa via train or flight makes a tremendous difference. Fares for most trains on average range between INR 5,085 to INR 780 depending on the coach and city from which you are boarding.

TRANSPORT

Instead of renting a car or a jeep, take public transportation. A scooter or bike may be rented for roughly INR 500 per day. To spend money wisely, divide it between two people. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Chapora Fort – Dil Chahta Hai Fort – and take an obligatory group cover photo.

LODGING

It’s not all about the opulent views and casinos in your hotel when you visit Goa. In a hostel, an OYO room, or a shanty, one can have a terrific time. If a group of six or more persons needs to stay in a furnished flat, the cost is 3,500 per day, plus 500 per person. Carrying extra clothes might also help you save money on laundry. Choose an area like as Calangute, Baga, Candolim, or Anjuna/Arpora to stay near the main party areas where everything fascinating happens to enjoy fully.

FOOD

Oh how can we forget this? Every trip is incomplete without tasty food. Try thalis, either vegetarian or fish, as they have a lot of variety and abundance. Thalis for as little as Rs. 100-150 may be found all over North Goa. Also, while you’re on a budget in Goa, bring ready-to-eat items like Maggi, Cup Noddles, Chips, Namkeen, and so on. Spend an afternoon in Panjim, visiting churches and eating seafood at the Ritz (Fish Thalis are around Rs. 250), one of the greatest seafood restaurants in the city. 

Also, in Upper North Goa, in and around Morjim, Ashwem, and Arambol, try the super cheap beach shacks. When visiting Goa, it would be a crime to skip out on some authentic Goan seafood.

  1. Cafe Real – Near Azad Maidan, Panaji. Average Cost: INR 100 per head

This eatery serves lip-smacking North Indian and South Indian quick bites, such as puri bhaji, samosa, masala dosa, pakora, and chana masala. 

  1. Pesto – Anita Lodge, Vagator. Average Cost: INR 250 per head

This popular restaurant serves delectable Continental and fast foods. You can enjoy foods like pasta, sandwich, pancakes, chicken burger, and omelette here.

  1. Little World – Opposite That Bar, Canacona. Average Cost: INR 275 per head

If you are looking for palatable vegetarian and vegan food in South Goa, you must try this eatery. It serves authentic European cuisine.

  1. Kinara – Phoenix Estate, Margao. Average Cost: INR 375 per head

This casual dining restaurant is popular for its seafood and North Indian, Goan, and Chinese cuisines. You can also enjoy fresh juices and cold beverages here.

DRINKS

You have to drink some liquids in a place like Goa, where beer is cheaper than water, whether its refreshing juices and smoothies or booze. Attempt to consume alcohol primarily from thekas. For Rs 35-40, you can get a bottle of Kings Beer. At shacks and eateries, the rate rises to 60-80 percent. A trip to Goa isn’t complete without a bottle of Kings, so make sure it’s on your to-do list.

PARTY

Goa is not called a party destination without any reason. Enjoy the best of its nightlife!! Weekends should be avoided for water sports and clubbing, and two days should be set up for each. Club Cabana is the best in Goa; go there if you’re not sure when you’ll be back; it’ll be worth it. On a good day, a couple can spend up to 1500. Inside, drinks are free.

WATER SPORTS

Head out all the adventurers, Goa is here!! Spend two days at the Baga, Anjuna, and Calangute areas, participating in watersports and soaking up the true Boho beach culture. Check out the cheapest water sports, such as paragliding and other water activities, for around 1000 per person.

TO VISIT

For those visiting Goa on a budget, there are several tourist attractions to choose from. You may visit these sites without burning a hole in your budget, in addition to the magnificent beaches. Aguada Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls, Chapora Fort, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the places where the fare is less than Rs. 20 or even free.

SHOPPING

Goa is noted for its flea markets and night markets, in addition to the sun, beach, and sea. If you’re planning a cheap trip to Goa, make sure to include the markets listed below.

  • Anjuna Beach Flea Market: Clothes, home decor, Indian spices, musical instruments
  • Arpora Night Market: Clothes, knick-knacks, footwear, helmets
  • Panjim Market: Spices, cashew nuts, curry pastes, port wine
  • Mapusa Market: Handicrafts, Goan pottery, spices, textiles, jewellery

You can easily organize a low-cost trip to Goa and spend quality time with your loved ones. Small eateries are best, and remember to haggle when purchasing. Also, reserve your plane tickets and hotel rooms at least a month ahead of time, as rates may rise.

However broke you may be the sand, the waters, and the skyline remain the same. Remember every penny spent makes a difference if this Goa trip plan is based on a budget trip – it’s all about spending wisely and picking the right options. Your motive should be making your trip to Goa a pocket-friendly one!!

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